May 26 – 31

Welcome to the last full week of May. We get to enjoy five full weekends in May which makes it a special month! This past weekend was the unofficial start of Summer. With only a few weeks left of school, we hope to become your one-stop resource for things to do when your kids are not in school. Below we have highlighted what to do over the next 6 days across Connecticut. As you can see we do not cover events in Hartford County – which is because we have a publisher exclusive to that area, click here to be directed there. Check back often as we update our content as often as our wardrobes.

Tuesday, May 26 – Sunday, May 31:

Tuesday – Friday @ 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday @ 12-10pm: Annual Danbury City Fair 4 tickets $5, 22 tickets $20 and unlimited $25. $3 off wristband with coupon from Guest Services or receipt from a mall store. Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury.

Tuesday, May 26:

Tuesday @ 10am – 5pm: Fizzy Fun What happens when you add baking soda to vinegar? Find out at EverWonder Children’s Museum first ever Pop-Up Program, Fizzy Fun! EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown.

Tuesday @ 4 – 5pm: Customize a Reusable Summer Bag for Kids Have your kids come and create their very own reusable tote bag just in time for summer! They’ll be able to carry their personalized items in style! $5 per child. Whole Goods Market, Darien.

Wednesday, May 27:

Wednesday @ 4pm: Healthy Kids Cooking Class Veggiecation and Whole Foods Market have partnered to bring a free Healthy Kids Cooking Class to the community. Together with a Veggiecation instructor, kids will help prepare two simple plant-based recipes: Minty Peasto and Green Leaf with Berries and Balsamic. Space is limited, register online. Free. Whole Foods, Danbury.

Thursday, May 28 – Saturday, May 30:

Thursday – Friday @ 7:30pm and Saturday @ 2:30 and 7:30pm: The Adventures of Super Margaret Margaret has a full plate: school, friends, foiling the Nefarious Evil Genius’s plans of nefarious evil, a very earnest potential side kick, and a crush on a guy who can fly to the moon. Fortunately, Margaret is also Super Margaret and can handle the unexpected with grace and swift fighting moves. $15 for adults and $8 for students. Oddfellows Playhouse, Middletown.

Thursday, May 28:

{National} Thursday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Fashion Fix: Jewelry Repair and Restyle Mend or restyle your broken baubles at Michaels. Our associates will be on hand to show you how. Free with the cost of supplies. Michael’s locations.

Thursday @ 6:30 – 8pm: Art Stroll Learn about three murals by one of Westport’s leading artists, the late Robert L. Lambdin, during a May 28th walking tour hosted by the Westport Historical Society in partnership with the outdoor clothing and gear designer Patagonia. The “Lambdin Stroll” kicks off at the Patagonia store in the old Westport Bank & Trust Co. building, 87 Post Road East, at 6:30 pm and concludes here at Westport Historical Society,  a walk of about three- tenths of a mile. Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Westport’s Town Curator, will discuss how the three murals, commissioned by Westport Bank & Trust in the 1960’s, relate to the history of Westport. There is a $25 donation and includes a catered reception generously donated by AMG catering and events. Reservations are suggested.

Friday, May 29 – Saturday, May 30:

Friday @ 4 – 7pm and Saturday @ 10am – 4pm: Grand Opening Green Moon, Westport.

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31:

Friday and Saturday @ 11am – 11pm, Sunday @ 11am – 9:30pm: Greek Festival and Fair Authentic greek food, pastries, music and dance. Games, rides and cultural exhibits and artifacts. Free admission and free parking. Holy Trinity Church, Bridgeport.

Friday – Sunday @ 8:40pm: Tomorrowland Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. Rated PG. Pleasant Valley Drive-in, Barkhamsted

Friday, May 29:

Friday @ 12pm: Mindful Eating Lecture & Demo Join local author and speaker Stacey Battat from The Graduate Institute (TGI) for an informative discussion about mindful eating and the impact of mindfulness in everyday life. She will discuss the intention and attention available for more texture, joy and longevity to your life and eating choices! Free. Whole Foods Market, Milford.

Friday @ 4 -8pm: 3rd Annual Cromwell Memorial Day Car and Bike Show Rain date: June 5 from 12-4pm.

{Parenting Time Out} Friday @ 6 – 8pm: Couples Date Night Dinner Party If you are looking for a different kind of night out, grab your sweetie and join us for a hand-on cooking demo and dinner party. You and your partner will learn how to make a simple, gourmet, and healthy meal from start to finish and enjoy this delicious meal together. Class Cost is $10 per couple and must be paid in advance at Customer Service. Pre-register to reserve your space online then pay in store to secure. Whole Foods Market, Fairfield.

Friday @ 6pm – late: 3rd Annual Summer Fling Put on some fresh coastal summer attire and join us at the Museum, on the Green in Waterbury, for an evening of casual summer fun! The celebration includes a farm to table dinner by Carole Peck from the Good News Café in Woodbury, signature cocktails and dancing with live music by Nekita Waller. Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury.

Friday @ 7pm: Stamford Ballet ancers from the pre-professional program of The Ballet School of Stamford will perform two classical ballets, Les Sylphides staged for our performance by Assistant Artistic Director Heather Hawk and faculty member Eric Otto to the music of Frederic Chopin.  Adults $19-50 and Children $9-20 plus ticket fees. The Palace, Stamford.

Friday @ 7:30pm: The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way, followed by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory’s 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Non-members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford.

Friday @ 8pm: The Amazing Kreskin For more than 60 years, Kreskin has been telling people things about themselves that only “they” could possibly know. He lets the audience hide his check and if he can’t find it, he forfeits his fee! He offers a million dollars to anyone who can prove that he uses paid confederates or electronic devices to perform his mentalist effects! The fact that there are rumors, as well as apparent witnesses, experiencing the ghostly presence of spirits in Old Saybrook, Amazing Kreskin will reawaken that awareness and cause “sightings” of these spirits by audience members on stage. He’s not a magician, but an incredible mentalist, and the world’s best for 6 decades. During his show, he’s telling people their social security number, their license plate, a street address from 20 years ago and even their dog’s name! The longer Kreskin performs the more thoughts he picks up from the audience. He’s 80 years old and still tours 40 weekends a year. A must see performance! No children under 10 allowed. The Kate, Old Saybrook.

Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31:

Saturday and Sunday @ 9am – 5pm: Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend While emergency response tools and technologies have changed over time, our need for dedicated and skilled emergency response personnel has remained constant. Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend honors the work of present-day emergency personnel, while also celebrating the people, methods, and vehicles involved in maritime rescues during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The weekend will feature hands-on activities, talks, demonstrations, and displays of historic emergency response apparatus. Free Museum admission will be extended to all first responder personnel with proper identification as a way of saying “thank you” for their dedicated community service. Family members of personnel will receive the Museum’s discounted group admission rate: adult $20; youth (ages 6-17); $11.50 and free for children ages 5 and under. Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic.

Saturday @ 10am – 5pm and Sunday @ 10am – 3pm: Children’s Consignment Sale CircleMint hosts two consignment sales a year. Shop 50% off on Sunday. American Legion, Madison.

{Reoccurs} Saturday and Sunday @ 11am – 7pm: The Robin Hood Springtime Festival: PrincessPalooza We have it on good authority that every little girl dreams of being a princess so we’ve created a special weekend where she’ll rule. If you’re not a princess you’re welcome to come as you are… and a princess is welcome to visit any day of our show she so wishes. Ladies – this is a great weekend to get some extra use our of your prom-or-wedding dress!  Saturday:  Vow Renewals with Friar Tuck: Ladies – break out your wedding dresses or just come as you are to have your vows renewed by Friar Tuck. Our photographers will be there to capture the event or consider having your romantic photo taken at Festival Foto. Royal Parade: We encourage all princesses to march with us in the Royal Parade. Sunday: Princess Costume Contest: Grab your crown, don your tutu, and practice your princess wave to get ready for this princess-only costume. Prizes for age ranges: Children (0-6); Youth (7-15); and Adults (16+). Dragon Egg Hunt: Don’t be late for our version of an Easter egg hunt. We place several hundred eggs in a field and then let your kids (ages 0-9) race around the field to gather eggs. Be sure to bring a basket or bag to hold your candy and eggs. Don’t forget your camera! Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to this contest if you wish to compete. Royal Parade: We encourage all princesses to march with us in the Royal Parade. Rain or shine. $17 per adult, $10 per child (ages 7-15). The North Haven Fairgrounds, North Haven.

Saturday @ 11am – 7pm and Sunday @ 11am – 6pm: New Haven Food Truck Festival invites you to enjoy the savory choices of great New Haven street food, on our historic Long Wharf waterfront. This family friendly event will feature delicious food, live musical performances, children’s activities, and handmade items from local vendors. Rides provided by Marenna Amusements. Beer Gardens by Thomas Hooker Brewing Company  (21+ only, IDs required to enter Beer Gardens). Tickets are $5 per person, children age 17 and under are free.  Admission fee includes entry into the festival and local live entertainment! Available for purchase: food, beverages, kids amusement rides and open air market items. Long Wharf Park, New Haven.

Saturday, May 30:

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Sensory Friendly Films featuring Tomorrowland Theatre auditoriums have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Select AMC locations.

{National & Reoccurs} Saturday @ 10am: Eat Your Veggies! Join us for a veg-tacular class and learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. They’re delicious—we promise! Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. We’ll show you some fun and easy ways to serve them. Then head home and prepare your favorites for your family. Suitable for ages 5 –13. Free. Williams Sonoma locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Kid’s Club at Michael’s DIY Paper Fans Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up $2 per child. Michael’s locations.

Saturday @ 10am – 3pm: 19th Annual Teddy Bear Festival Storytellers will be sharing stories under the big tree, entertainment will be on hand throughout the day, there will be a games booth with prizes, drawings for vendor prizes, and the famous Teddy Bear Hospital. Smokey the Bear will be joining the festival again this year for a fire safety presentation, escorted by firefighters from the Water Witch Hose Co. No 2. New Milford Town Green, New Milford.

{National} Saturday @ 11am: Peanut Butter & Cupcake What’s a little piece of bread to do when he’s feeling lonely? Find a friend, of course! And that’s exactly what Peanut Butter tried to do in Peanut Butter & Cupcake. Enjoy a storytime and activity to celebrate this monthly Barnes & Noble children’s book selection. Free. Select Barnes & Noble locations.

Saturday @ 2 – 7pm: Celebrate Our Fair Haven features free performances and activities from neighborhood artists and community organizations. Part of a city-wide Pop-Up Celebration spotlighting New Haven’s rich and vibrant neighborhoods. Free. Christopher Columbus Family Academy, New Haven.

Saturday @ 3 – 4:30pm: Compass Challenge Assess your navigation skills with our outdoor compass challenge! Discover the basics of orienteering to improve your outdoor skills and test yourself on our challenge course. We’ll learn the proper way to take a bearing and how to set and maintain a course to ensure you are going in the correct direction. Participants will also learn how to read basic maps and how to interpret other directional aids, such as cairns. Compasses provided. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Non-Members: $8 per person. Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford.

Saturday @ 6 – 9pm: Family Horseshoe Crab Walk Head to the beach and witness these “living fossils” gather during our nighttime Family Horseshoe Crab Walk. Be prepared to get your feet wet and hike a distance as you help Aquarium and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center staff count the animals and learn about the role they play in our local ecosystem. Cost is $5 per person. Click here to register. Bluff Point State Park, Groton.

Sunday, May 31

Sunday @ 9 -11am: Introduction to Archery Learn about archery equipment, safety and shooting techniques. Supervised by a CT DEEP instructor. Ages 8 and up. Register online. Free. Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, Trumbull.

Sunday @ 10am – 2pm: Amber Alert Registration Parents receive a free wallet size laminated ID card for each child. Children should be registered every year. Free. Fairfield County Agricultural Extension Center, Bethel.

Sunday @ 10am – 6pm: Uniform Day Support your little all-star Sunday, May 31st at The Dinosaur Place with free admission for a child in a youth sports uniform, with the purchase of an adult admission! Soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, any team sport your child participates on counts! Nature’s Art Village, Montville.

Sunday @ 11am – 4pm: Come shop and stroll through the Broadway Open Markets to find handcrafted items from more than 20 Connecticut artisans! The open air markets on Broadway Island offer everything from beautiful pottery to scented candles and soaps! Food trucks provide a variety of gourmet treats including  burgers, tacos and homemade cupcakes! Enjoy a day of sampling, shopping and more in beautiful New Haven while supporting local artists! The Greg Sherrod band, a blend of blues and soul, will perform at each market on the Island to entertain the crowds with live music. The Shops at Yale, New Haven.

{National & Parenting Time Out} Sunday @ 1pm: The Beer Revolution Beer is taking on a life of its own in the culinary world. We’ve partnered with Anchor Brewing Company to celebrate all things beer. Using beer-based sauces, we’ll prepare savory braises, grilled fare and scrumptious side dishes, and offer tips on serving our favorite brews. Times vary per location. Free. Williams Sonoma locations.

Sunday @ 1 – 5pm: Celebrate the Hill features free performances and activities from neighborhood artists and community organizations. Part of a city-wide Pop-Up Celebration spotlighting New Haven’s rich and vibrant neighborhoods. Free. Trowbridge Square Park, New Haven.

Sunday @ 2 – 4pm: Olympic Day Meet an Olympian, plympic games, arts and crafts, food, music, competitive aquatics showcase. YMCA, New Canaan.

Sunday @ 6:30pm: Project Wild Thing is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly fragile connection between children and nature. The Maxx, New Milford.

If Westchester County, New York isn’t too far for you or you don’t mind the commute onto Long Island, check out our sister sites. Our Westchester County site puts the Mom into Westchester; Mom Chester and our Long Island sites does the same; Mom Islander. Long Island is just a ferry ride away.

We always provide the links for your convenience and encourage you to check the event listing directly for any changes, re-schedules or typos (cause I am not a robot), before heading out.

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